My daughter has been seeing the ads for the Crossnet game – a combination of volleyball and four square, but it is speedy and sold out, so I thought we’d just use some hardware store supplies and make her one.
DIY Volleyball Four Square Game Features
- Fun, active game that only needs four players, but more can play
- Needs less space to play so perfect for small yards
- Super easy and quick to make using basic off the shelf materials
- About $20 in supplies
- Renewable, biodegradeable wood won’t live forever in a landfill
- It’s repairable and repurposeable
- Adjustable heights for the four square ropes
- Easy to set up, take down and put away
How to Make this Volleyball Foursquare Game
In our video tutorial we show you how we made this game
Playing Based Off Four Square Rules
Our kids play volleyball four square using the same rules that they learned on the playground for four square. Here’s a great guide on four square rules.
Photo by ACERANIC
This plan has been updated, the original plans are still available here.
We’ve taken one of our most popular plans, the Rustic X Console, and made it outdoor friendly and NOT require a pocket hole jig!
- Faster and easier to build – just screw together. No pocket holes required.
- A little less expensive to build since no 1x12s are used
- Very easy to modify the size
- Slatted shelves
- Will have exposed screw holes (Rustic X uses pocket holes so all screw holes are hidden)
- Will be slightly heavier overall (both are solid wood so quite heavy)
Video of Matching Coffee Table Build
To see how this console table is put together, please watch our video on the matching Farmhouse Coffee Table. The construction techniques are the same. This video is especially helpful for cutting the X on the end.
The plans for the matching Farmhouse Coffee Table are here.
Is there a matching End Table Plan too?
Yes! We posted plans for the matching end table in two size options here.
One of our readers, Jessica, was kind enough to build and photograph this project for you! Jessica did say the many shelf pieces were a little tedious to add (there’s alot of them!) but she had alot of fun building it and did an amazing job!
First, she built the legs. Notice how the top and bottom horizontal pieces over extend past the leg?
That is so it’s easy to connect to the other legs! Then, just flip it over and attach the top –
This is nice because there’s no screw holes in the top.
She opted to use pocket holes (optional) for attaching the bottom shelf boards.
There is alot of shelf boards, so this will be the most time consuming part. Just hang in there and get it done!
Here it is unfinished.
We love the two tone finish that Jessica did. This piece is beautiful!
Your turn now! The free plans are below, enjoy!